Episode 420 – The Paramount Sound

On this week’s show John Leeming features the big paramount sound with tracks from organs in that chain.

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Music Played

Put On a Happy Face/A Lot of Livin’ To DoCharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
John Leeming Archive1967
Zigeuner/I’ll See You AgainEric LordParamount/Odeon Newcastle

3/19 Wurlitzer
John Leeming Archive1948
GlobetrotterLen RawleParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
John Leeming Archive1968
As Time Goes ByRay BohrParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
RCA Victor Records (LPM-1306)1956
I’ve Got You Under My SkinTom HazletonParamount Portland, Oregon

4/20 Wurlitzer
Arkay Records (AR-1044)1974
Have You Met Miss Jones?Tony FenelonParamount, Seattle

4/20 Wurlitzer
ATOS Productions (ATOS 2010)2010
Gladys P Muehlbacher BoogieBill ThomsonParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
John Leeming Archive1983
King Kong MarchIain McGlincheyParamount 450 VTPOPrivate Recording2021
Moonlight in VermontEric LordParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
John Leeming Archive1962

Episode 417 – Two Manual Delights

On this weeks show Damon takes us on an international ramble of some of the best two manual Wurlitzer installations.

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Music Played

From This Moment OnDeclan PooleRoyalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer
An FTOP Production2018
Blue MoonLen RawleMarine Arcade, Douglas, Isle Of Man

2/10 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2019
‘Harry Warren’ Selection
a) We’re In The Money
b) Jeepers Creepers
c) You’ll Never Know
d) Remember Me?
e) September In The Rain
f) Lullaby Of Broadway
g) Serenade In Blue
h) 42nd Street
Simon GledhillReactor Hall 1, KTH Royal Institute Of Technology, Stockholm, Sweeden

2/7 Wurlitzer
Recording from Per-Olaf Schultz2017
Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)Jim RiggsMacy’s Greek Hall, Philidelphia, PA

2/8 Wurlitzer
DSP Recordings2013
Twelfth Street RagReginald Porter-BrownTown Hall, Marrickville, Sidney, Australia

2/10 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records (Deroy 1020)1974

Episode 415 – Putin’ On The Ritz

The music of Irving Berlin is the sole feature on this show. This show contains a few favourites from this composers vast output of songs including Blue Skies, Heatwave, Always and more!

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Music Played

Let’s Face The Music And DanceJelani EddingtonCommunity Theatre, Berkeley

4/35 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions (RJE 1425)1996
Reaching For The MoonErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-UP/EMI (OU 2171)1977
‘On The Avenue’ Selection: a) Slumming On Park Avenue
b) The Girl On The Police Gazette
c) You’re Laughing At Me
d) This Year’s Kisses
e) He Ain’t Got Rhythm
f) I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Henry CroudsonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
78 RPM Record
Blue SkiesLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0082)
Puttin’ On The RitzHoward BeaumontTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
Grosvenor Records
(CDGRS1305)
1999
Heat WaveDwight ThomasParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
Newport Classic (NCD60078)1990
AlwaysLee ErwinBeacon Theatre NY

4/19 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0045)1992
Plays A Simple Melody/How Deep Is The Ocean/I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me WarmPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
EMI Records (NTS 1078381)1984

Episode 408 – Dutch Connections

Damon take a trip to the Netherlands on this weeks show with a mix of recording both old and new featuring mostly Dutch built instruments played by some well known artists!

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Music Played

Castanets Of GranadaErnest BroadbentPassage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart
NOF Sound (N.S.P 80-8-8-2)1981
In Sentimental MoodPierre Palla & Bep RowoldAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
YouTube 1966
In Buddah’s RealmCor SteynCity Theatre Amsterdam

4/17 Strunk
Panachord (H 1017) Curtesy Wayne Ivany1938
Who Am IHarry DavidsonCommodore Hammersmith

3/10 Standaart
Edison Bell Winner (5445) Curtesy Wayne Ivany1932
Drifting And DreamingPierre PallaTuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam

2/6 Wurlitzer (Style 160)
Curtesy Wayne Ivany1928
The Pink Panther ThemeHans NottrotTuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam

4/10 Strunk-Wurlitzer
NOF Sound (NST-77.8.8-1)1977
(I’ve Got) Beginner’s LuckJelani EddingtonCentraal Buteau Voor De Statistiek, Voorburgh

3/11 Standaart
NOF Sound (NOFCD35)2005
Fools Rush InLen RawleConcerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton
NOF Sound2006
PollyPatrick HopperMuziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum, Holland

4/20 Standaart-Compton
Private Recording2021

Episode 402 – Jeepers Creepers

The music of Harry Warren is the sole feature on this show – he wrote some of the finest music in Hollywood and will forever be associated with master choreographer Busby Berkeley.

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Music Played

’42nd Street’ MedleyLyn LarsenShea’s Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, New York

4/28 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts (MCI-110)1993
September In The RainBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (WS 1557)1964
Jeepers CreepersArnold LoxamTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records1991
You’ll Never KnowGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS-01W)1971
Remember Me?Sidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Piping Hot (PH2007)2001
I Know WhySimon GledhillOriental Theatre, Milwaukee WI

4/39 Kimbal
Simon Gledhill & Kimbal Theatre Organ Society (KTOS339)2000
Chattanooga Choo ChooLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1000)1972

Episode 391 – A Perfect Party

If Damon was left to arrange the music for an end of year party, this is what you might expect to hear! Enjoy the celebrations with this extended hour long show!

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Music Played

Thunder And Lightning PolkaErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia/EMI Records (SCX 6410)1970
I Cover The Waterfront (Version 1)Bryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Musiqua2015
Let’s Face The Music And DanceGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS-01W)1971
I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)Dan BellomyParamount Brooklyn NY

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Master Recordings (CD-1108)1997
Bi Mir Bist Du SchoenChris McPheeOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD002)1995
Moonlight SerenadeWalt StronyCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Walter Strony Productions1996
String Of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Pheonix AZ

4/29 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza (OSP 106)1979
Old Cape CodBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-107)1996
MemoryLyn LarsenNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-108)
Can This Be LoveJim RiggsGranada Theatre, Kansas City KS

3/21 Barton
RTR Productions (RTC105CD)1991
Anaconda SambaLen RawleConcerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton
NOF Production2006
If Love Were AllSimon GledhillJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P)1996
BrazilRichard HillsDolby House, Holbeach

3/19 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS 127)2000
In The Still Of The Night/Easy To Love/Ev’ry Time We Say GoodbyeRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011
Jive: Nagasaki/Sweet Georgia BrownPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRALP 18)1987

Episode 379 – Star Organist Showcase

On this weeks show we don’t have one star organist, but many! Damon looks back over the special programs he’s recorded and has picked a few tracks that either weren’t broadcast or we haven’t heard since they were!

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Music Played

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore/I’m Beginning To See The LightLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2014
My RomanceDavid LobbanTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
TOEnc Recording2015
Punch And Judy PolkaTrevor BolshawCongregational Church, Beer

2/6 Wurlizter
TOEnc Recording2018
Without A SongKeith BeckinghamNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

Hammond Organ
TOEnc Recording2018
1960’s Selection: Side Saddle/Here, There and Everywhere/Help/A Hard Days Night/Yesterday/China Tea/Roulette/Enjoy YourselfNicholas MartinVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2017

Episode 278 – Rawle on the Isle

It’s star organist time and this month we traveled across water to the Isle Of Man and the Marine Villa Arcade with its wonderful 2/10 Wurlitzer. Len Rawle is responsible for the organs maintenance and his talents of getting so much form a small number of ranks makes him the ideal person to demonstrate his baby!

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Music Played

Curtain Up

The Very Though Of You (Gerald Shaw, DMC Archive 1961)

Concerto Pour La Fin D’um Amour (Concerto For The End Of Love)

Don’t Rain On My Parade

Eleanora

Begin The Beguine

Blue Moon

March: Berliner Luft

All tracks (except*) played by Len Rawle on the 2/10 Wurlitzer in the Marine Villa Arcade, Douglas, Isle of Mann. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Len for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned and maintained by Len Rawle assisted by Judith Rawle

Episode 177 – Rawle Visits the Earl’s

This weeks show Damon drops by and visits the newest Home Wurlitzer Installation – This being in the home of Barry Earl in Leighton Buzzard. This fine 3 manual Wurlitzer sounds great in his music room and who better to show off what a home Wurlitzer can do than Len Rawle. So sit back and enjoy!

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Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Begin The Beguine

Fools Rush In

Rhythm

Schindler’s List Theme

The Laughing Samba

Memory

I Won’t Dance

That’s All

There’s No Business like Show Business

All tracks played by Len Rawle on the 3/15 Wurlitzer in the Residence of Barry Earl. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2N. Thanks to Barry and to Len for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Episode 110 – Highlights From The Young Theatre Organist Of The Year Competion

This week the team feature highlights from the Young Theatre Organist Of The Year Competition with a slightly extended show! The Competition took place in November at the Brentford Musical Museum. On the show we feature Winner Declan Poole, and runners up Jamyma-May Hanson and Lewis Scott. We also feature last Years Winner Thomas Pickering and Judge Len Rawle.

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Music played

Len Rawle – Day Tripper – TWS 1997

Thomas Pickering – Granada

Lewis Scott – The Way You Look Tonight

Lewis Scott – The Dam Busters March

Jamyma-May Hanson – ’42nd Street’ Selection: Dames/Shuffle Off To Buffalo/Lullaby Of Broadway/Shadow Waltz/42nd Street

Declan Poole – ‘Anything Goes’ Selection: Anything Goes/I Get A Kick Out Of You/Its De-Lovely/Anything Goes

Everything except the Len Rawle track is copyright to DMCD Recordings 2015. Thanks to ATOS London Chapter and to Michael Wooldridge for letting us record the show. Also thanks to Richard Cole and Owen Cooper of the musical museum for keeping this fine Wurlitzer in tip top condition! Photo Copyright: Keith Reeve